What does it mean to follow Jesus? As we continue our study in John’s gospel, we find a clear clue!
He said to them, “Come and you will see.” So they come and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day, for it was about the tenth hour.
John the Baptist had highlighted Jesus as God’s Lamb. His two disciples left him “and they followed Jesus” (John 1:36-37). As they were following, Jesus asked: “What are you seeking?” They responded: “Where are you staying?” Jesus didn’t give many specifics; He said: “Come and you will see.”
Following Jesus is a walk by faith and not by sight. He doesn’t disclose much. Yet, there is no greater certainty in life than following Him—all other ground is sinking sand. While we may not know the way, we know the Person.
It’s ultimately a matter of Whom and not what—who He is and not what He can provide. Later on many would desert Him. Jesus asked the Twelve: “Do you want to go as well?” Peter responded: “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life” (John 6:66-68).
When our goal is to be with Jesus, we’ll never be disappointed. However, when we want to know all the specifics of our life, there’ll be inevitable disappointment because He doesn’t reveal that and following Him is mostly through the more difficult roads.
The Devotional Writer
Author of “A Glorious Sacrifice“
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